Bill Requiring Fla. Schools Teach About Human Trafficking Dangers Passes First Senate Panel

Currently, middle and high schools are required to at least teach U.S. history, Florida’s history, and government. It also mandates the history of the Holocaust, African Americans, and health education. And, Sen. Greg Steube’s (R-Sarasota) bill would add an additional requirement: the dangers of human trafficking.

He says the idea came directly from a Riverview High School senior in his district.

“I’ve been doing this for seven years, and it’s not too often in this process where you actually have a high school student in your district come you to you about an issue,” said Steube. “And, when she came to me, she had already drafted the legislation. I looked through it, and I said, you know, this is something that’s really needed in our school system today.”

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